In previous posts I have talked a lot about the material recommended for zentangles and about the trouble to get the supplies needed in Sweden. The sun is shining again upon us, there is light in the tunnel, at least when it comes to white tiles! The paper in original tiles with the Zentangle trademark on is Tiepolo Fabriano 290 g. It is possible to get this paper from SKC (Svenskt Konstnärscentrum)in Kristianstad! Then you get it in sheets, 70x100cm, and have to cut them in tiles yourselves, get a corner-punch and there you are!
The paper is exactly the same quality as in original tiles. What differs is, you don´t get the Zentangle trademark on the back (which is nice but not necessary) and the edges are straight, not rough as on the original. As it comes to black tiles, rennaisance tiles and zendalas, well there is no alternative to going abroad to get it yet, as far as I know.
This is a solution for all of us who really appreciate working on the best quality paper for zentangles. Of course there is some job to do, to get the tiles ready to draw on, but as the situation is like it is, this seems to be a way to go!